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No. 35B 35c, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia
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#24 of 190 Specialty lodging in George Town
" A Heritage Experience for the Weary Traveler" Red Inn Court is a boutique eco-guesthouse centrally located in Georgetown, Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. "Every stay becomes a memorable experience" characterises the hospitality one can expect from Red Inn Court. Your stay will be infused within an oasis of myriad cultural experiences that make up our heritage. Use our guesthouse as the starting point to a day of exploration. Many of Penang's prime heritage attractions are only minutes away. Little India is right behind us & the 200-year old Goddess of Mercy Temple is across the road from us. After a long day's walkabout, return to the warmth among friends and little home conveniences. We offer free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free use of Internet PCs, a kitchenette, a Lanna area, in-house movies, free flow hot/cold drinking water, book exchange, lounge area, hot spa showers and that little extra touch unique to us. Our eco-guesthouse is built for leaving a very small impact on the environment; heat-recycled hot spa showers, all lighting use LEDs, an active recycling program, eco-ventilators, automated lighting for bathrooms, etc. Guest can relax in our Lanna. A chill out area where you can sit back, relax and catch up on movies. We offer our facilities as: • We have a mini library (novels, comics, games and book exchange) • FREE HD Movies via Media Player viewed on a 42" HD TV • FREE yet Fast Wi-Fi. We dare say one of the fastest among Penang's hostels. Wi-Fi is available througout the hostel including all rooms. • FREE Breakfast - A simple selection of local and continental spread for breakfast • FREE Flow of Hot & Cold Water • FREE Flow of Coffee & Tea the entire day • FREE use of a Shared Kitchenette (equipped with microwave,cutlery,toaster and kettle) We are unique to other hostels or even bigger hotels, is that our guesthouse is built for leaving a very small impact on the environment. Green is not a byword. We have installed heat-recycled (from the Air-Condition) hot spa showers, ALL lighting uses LED, an active recycling program, Wind-ventilators, Automated lighting for All bathrooms (Toilet lights and exhaust fans switch on when door is closed) and common light timers. Last but not least, we also have a resident tours and travel guide whom would be glad to provide tourist information on Penang. Do enquire to experience what Penang has to offer :)
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Shared kitchen
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Ilham Maulana wrote a review Jan 2020
Yogyakarta, Indonesia33 contributions1 helpful vote
I have a very good stay for 4 days at Red Inn Court. The owners are very friendly and always giving smile everytime we meet. Check in process was so easy, even though I didn't get any towel. When check in, you'll be asked for MYR 30 for room deposit. Plus: (+) Hostel is close to Rapid Penang bus stop. From the airport you can get down at Little India (Lebuh Chulia). From this spot or Penang Muzium you can go travel around Penang. It's very close to the hostel, for approximately 5 minutes walking. (+) For you who are Muslim, this hostel is very close to Kapitan Keling Mosque. You can clearly hear adzan (prayer calling) from this hostel. (+) You can find a lot of local cuisine in the surroundings. There are so many food choices you can take to eat. You're advisable to eat Nasi Kandar, Koay Teow, Penang Laksa, Hokkien Mee, Putu Mayong, Pasembur, and Popiah. They're the best quality food in town. (+) This hostel provides you a lot of tourist brochures inside their lobby. Free to take. You can freely take Penang Tourist Map, Penang Tourism Calendar of Events, Marking Georgetown, Penang Street Food, and so many more. By reading those references, I guarantee you wouldn't be lost in Penang. (+) This hostel offers its vintage style, precisely Chinese-vintage-style. I love it. There are so many rooms inside. (+) They serve you free simple breakfast, like bread, sandwich, fruits, etc. Free flow tea and coffee. (+) They have room service, so for you who stay more than one night, don't be worried, they'll clean your room, your bed, your blanket, etc. (+) The room is equipped with fan and air conditioner. It's completely sufficient to make you feel comfortable. (+) Because of its location, you'll be easy to find halal foods nearby. It's also strategic to go everywhere: State Court, KOMTAR, State Museum, Esplanade, City Hall, market, etc. Minus: (-) You maybe find the comments that the receptionist girl are rude. But I don't think so. She's clearly given me helps. I think that she's just "polite", not friendly. But the owners are very friendly. You can hire the motorcycle. For you who come from Indonesia or Brunei, the Madame is able to speak Malay/Bahasa. It will help you so much. Don't be hesitant to talk to her. (-) You will not find a large locker. There is a small locker behind your bed. It's small, not too large, but for me it's enough to place your precious belongings. It can only be opened by your own key so don't worry if your possessions can be stolen or not. (-) They have enough shared bathrooms, but there is no hot water inside. By the way, the bathrooms are clean. (-) When you firstly enter your room, you maybe find that it is a little humid/moist inside. I think it is because of air conditioning system. The room is small but the air conditioner is so powerful. (-) Personally, they didn't give me a towel (even though I brought mine). But they did give towels to every guest and I didn't get it. It's like a little unfair, subjectively. My rate: 8/10. Overall I had a very good stay here. Even though there are so many better hostel nearby, this hostel still offers you appropriate price and comfotable room to stay. For you who'd be traveling here and choose this hostel to stay, please kindly book through Traveloka or Tiket.com app. You would find much cheaper price there than the other app or booking sites. For many considerations, maybe I'll decide to come back to this hostel next time. Thank you, Red Inn Court!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Alfredo Kee wrote a review Dec 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia494 contributions15 helpful votes
The hostel is located in a really good location where the tourist sights, eating places, transportation and nightlife (Chulia Street) around Georgetown are within walking distance. AC is good and cold. Limited parking space nearby.Free Wifi is good.The beds were well made, solid so didn't move, the storage cupboards were useful and the pillow was nice and soft. The bunk beds comes with reading light & locked storage but too small to put my normal backpack. No curtains on the beds. Rain shower but less water pressure makes the hot water real hot. No elevator to reach second floor. Staff are helpful and friendly. Deposit of RM30 is require prior to getting a bed. Breakfast is coffeee, tea, toast & jam from 8.30am to 10.30am. No fruits onsite. Free flow of filter water, coffee & tea on the entire day. Was disgusted when some local guys occupied room #205 smoked in shared bathroom in the morning. The whole shared bathroom is unbreathable.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Avoid upper bunk if you like cold AC.
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Citrus health Spa wrote a review Jul 2019
Hoi An, Vietnam32 contributions3 helpful votes
The hostel right in old Town which is very convenient you easily can walk to everywhere. The room is ok, the share bathroom need to be more clean, the breakfast could be better with eggs. However good location make things easier.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
A Andhy Kusumah wrote a review Mar 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia166 contributions15 helpful votes
I like the location. The staff is very helpful and only enjoys tea, coffee on the ground floor (breakfast). Room cleanliness is good. Outside the bathroom, all floors use stairs. It is recommended for those who want to visit live in the city of Georgetown. Small minus only in the unavailability of drinking water & hot water kettle and LED-TV not working! :(
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Jessamine-Poppy wrote a review Dec 2018
Suzhou, China77 contributions10 helpful votes
We had booked for two nights but ended uo staying for five because we liked the town and the Red Inn Court so much. Alice, the very friendly and helpful receptionist, checked us in and gave us information about where to visit in Georgetown. She also let us extend our booking at the last minute which was great. The double room 101 has aircon and is not far from the shared showers (the water heated by the recycled heat from the air conditioners) and bathrooms. The showers are custom made and the facilities were always clean. The architectural conversion is very interesting for those who know a bit about the history of the town. Thank you also to the guy from reception who helped us book our bus to KL, even when it was quite late. Hope the kittens there do well, we'll be sur to check in next time we visit Penang!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$14 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Inn Court
Which popular attractions are close to Red Inn Court?
Nearby attractions include Pinang Peranakan Mansion (0.2 miles), Street Art in George Town (0.2 miles), and Asia Camera Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Inn Court?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Red Inn Court?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Inn Court?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Inn Court?
Conveniently located restaurants include Treffpunkt, Salsas Penang, and Two Frenchies Cafe Bistrot.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Red Inn Court?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Malay, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Inn Court?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Armenian Street (0.2 miles), George Town (0.2 miles), and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.4 miles).